A look back at basketball performances from early in the week at break-neck pace
Welcome to ‘Run and Gun,’ a quick roundup of recent Washtenaw County boys and girls high school basketball games. Follow the links below for complete reports and boxscores.
A late start to the “Run and Gun” can sometimes lead to a strong finish. Just ask Whitmore Lake guard Abby Salata, who had to sit out the first half of her team’s game on Tuesday because she missed practice on Monday.Salata made up for lost time with a team-high 12 points in the second half as Whitmore Lake overcame a five-point halftime deficit to beat Erie-Mason, 36-30.
Pioneer’s Janese Honeycutt had scored 12 points on Tuesday as well when she went to the free-throw line with seven seconds left in a 36-36 tie against Holt. The senior made both shots and was the heroine in a 38-36 Pioneer win.
Successful free throw shooting worked in the opposition’s favor in the Dexter boys team’s 50-43 overtime loss to South Lyon in which the Lions made five of six free throws in the extra frame. Dexter was 0-for-2. Jay Lewis led Dexter with 11 points.
Scoring 11 points apiece for the Huron boys team in a Huron in a 54-40 win over Saginaw Arthur Hill on Saturday were Allen Thomas and Andre Bond. Two of four double-digit scorers for the River Rats that night, which was the same amount the Arbor Prep girls had in their 70-30 win over Robichaud that same night, led by 21 from Zakiya Wells.
Arbor Prep remained undefeated after a 70-12 win over Central Academy on Tuesday, which is more than the Lincoln girls could say after suffering their first loss of the season, 56-50, to Belleville despite 16 points and 13 rebounds from Katelyn Morris.
Morris’ point total was more than the boys team managed in the first half of a 77-59 loss to Belleville in which the Railsplitters trailed 47-11 at half. Lincoln coach Mike Foley reminded his team during a pre-game speech that he played at Belleville and after the game wondered if his team had misconstrued his message as, “I want you to play for Belleville.”
There was no question Saline’s Michael Hendrickson was playing for as he came off the bench to score a team high 13 points in a 49-36 win over Chelsea on Tuesday.
While Hendrickson was effective coming off the bench, Pioneer’s Jibreel Hussein became comfortable in the starting lineup in a 38-31 win over Detroit Cody on Saturday. Typically the Pioneer’s sixth man, Hussein got the start because of an injury and responded with a team-high 14 points.
Kamari Davis’ 14 points came in Father Gabriel Richard’s first win of the season 57-50, over Redford Thurston on Tuesday, one day after Manchester won its first game of the year, 84-71, over Whitmore Lake behind 20 points from David Luckas.
It was first-year Manchester coach Dave Arnold’s 200th career win, many of which he racked up in his three year as the head coach at Whitmore Lake.
-- Matt Durr and Jason Idalski contributed to this article